House or flat? – the biggest buying and renting dilemma

As long as you feel comfortable and the apartment is fitting all your needs there is not so big difference whether you live in a house or in a flat.

Although many of us like to enjoy in a pleasure of their own green yard, flat has a lot advantages especially when it comes time for cleaning and commissioning. If you have a children it is always easier to control them in an apartment, even if they hide inside the furniture, you will now that they are safe and sound inside the apartment. On the other hand, there is not bigger pleasure of hours and house in your wonderful garden full of flowers and other greenness. Not to mention traditional barbecue with your friends or outdoor birthday parties under the sky full of stars.

However, if you are living in a big city buying or renting these kind of house can be a serious whole life investment, especially if you want to have the house that you’ve been dreaming all of your life. That is why in our renting practice, for a while good spacious apartments in a building with few floors are far away more popular and easier to sell or rent an apartment. But terrace is a must. If the apartment has big windows, lot of daily light and sun during the most of a day than this apartment is always good alternative for all of those who likes to enjoy in a magic moments of their own home and that spend a lot inside of it.

Although square meter of a house is usually more affordable than a square meter of an apartment, smaller surface still makes apartment more affordable and attractive for those who have decided to buy their own.

In Mentor Real Estate we have more than interesting offer of the apartment that replace your dream house in full and here are just some of them.

 

Click and check one of the most affordable offers concerning the conditions and a final price.

Rent high quality apartments in Dedinje for the best price

Dedinje is prestigious quart in 10 minutes of center of Belgrade very famous about its luxury villas and high-classneighbors. Everyone that have moved in Belgrade was dreaming  to live here and with our top 3  special properties it is not far away to become reality. We invite you to discover and rent the most luxurious apartments in Dedinje equipped toward the latest interior design trends for the best prices ever.

Dedinje 140 sqm apartment with swimming pool

In the center of Dedinje, just opposite the Royal White Palace, we rent  modern and fully furnished apartment at 140 sqm with your own outdoor swimming pool and 24/7 hours security. Apart 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms this apartment poses its own sauna and jacuzzi, as well as two parking places. All this pleasure and enjoyment can be yours for a price of 1700€ per month.

Fully furnished two level apartment

High quality apartments are our specialty and just like this is our second two level apartment at Dedinje. Very near the Royal Compound this apartment is fully furnished and equipped with everything that might need an average family. This spacious apartment at 130 sqm has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate toilet and two big terraces. In the first floor in the kitchen and dining room there is wonderful fireplace to enjoy romantic moments with your family and your partner. Apart the fireplace apartment has gas central city heating and air conditioner. In a price of 1300€ it is included all satellite tv, cable tv, internet and your own garage, as well as the 24/7 security.

130 sqm modern apartment perfect for young married couple

The last but not the least interesting offer is totally modern and fully furnished apartment at 130 sqm with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big terrace and separated spacious wardrobe. For all of you that enjoy small details this apartment will be the perfect choice concerning the money you will pay and commodity you will get.

Contact our agents and get sure yourself!

 

Can neighbors jeopardize your sale or rent?

The overall impression with a  neighborhood can bring down the value of your property, but, believe it or not, it can even put on risk the sale or renting of the property. No matter if the apartment you sell or rent is located in the best and the most famous quart of  a city some things from your neighborhood can definitely jeopardize your sale or rent.

Among the first things that buyers and tenants usually escape are messy, overgrown yards and abandoned houses. Not just that most of the people don’t want to live isolate and far away from people, these messy areas can be the source of different problems with insects and other locust-trees.  However, big noise is even bigger problem if present in a  neighborhood where you rent or sell house or an apartment.

Furthermore, among top 5 enemies for renting and selling of your house, there are bad smells, big noise made by animals, barking and howling, as well as the noise of cars and public transportation. Even a noise from a neighbor that has just started renovation of his house might be harmful for a final rent/sale agreement.

Equally important are social qualities of your neighbors. As you never know when you will need some of help, it is always good to have a favorable person next to your door, however impolite and long-tongued neighbors that spread the rumors around can bepretty irritating, as every one of us want to enjoy in the peace and freedom of his own home and yard.

 

Although you cannot influence to the most of these things when preparing your property to rent or for sale, try to be careful and aware of them when presenting your property and bringing potential tenants for a first visiting. Otherwise they might not return never again.

Security deposit – is it really necessary?

Security deposit is one of the biggest headaches when renting an apartment and entering in someone else apartment. We give it to an owner or renter in a case of damage caused while staying in his apartment, or for a purpose of cleaning when we leave the apartment. No matter if it is refundable or nonrefundable; it is minimum in the amount of monthly rent, why it is big spending for a tenant. However, if you are sure that you will get your deposit at the end of renting period it is a safe way to have your money on the side and spare them for something else.

But how to stay sure that you will get your deposit at the end and for what purposes it can be used?

This is individual thing and it depends just of the agreement that you have made with the owner. In order to be sure to get back your security deposit try to make things clear from the beginning and put in written statement the amount you have paid as well as the list with already existing damages if you are entering the apartment that has already been rented.

Try to include in paper what are the damages and repairs that may be covered with your security deposit as well as the latest deadline when the landlord has to return your money. An extra witness wouldn’t be a bad idea, and if there are some damages photos would be more than welcome. This paper should be signed from both sides and keep the copy as well as the photos that you have taken.

When the moving day comes your landlord must obtain the list with the repairs that are made in themeantime, as well as the valid checks for the sum of money that he was paid for repairing. The same means for you if you have done some of the repairs and you want to get your money back.

Be wise and careful because just a small dismiss can leave you without your money, although you have taken good care with the apartment.

This fall the best properties for the best prices

Days of vacations are already far behind us and it is right time to start looking seriously for your new apartment. We have worked hardly whole summer to come with the best apartments in the most prestigious quart in Belgrade. If you want to rent or to buy a house or apartment in Belgrade this fall Mentor Real Estate comes with the best properties so far and the most affordable prices.

New Dedinje apartment at 110 sqm

Rent your new apartment at Dedinje at  more than 110 sqm for just 1200€ and you will enjoy even 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big spacious terrace. The apartment has  central heating on gas, their own garage and storage,  4 air conditioners and already installed satellite tv, cable tv and  Internet.

Fully furnished apartment for rent at Dedinje at 130 sqm

If you need more space in this area then take a look at this fully furnished apartment at Dedinje. For the same price you will get 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and separate toilet, and your own parking place. The apartment has central city heating, air conditioner and satellite tv, cable tv, Internet.

 Modern fully furnished apartment at 108 sqm

For those who search for more modern apartment equipped with the furniture of the latest generation we offer you smaller but comfortable apartment with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a garage. Monthly rent is 1200€ and the apartment is located in a center of the most popular Belgrade quart in Dedinje.

Dedinje house for sale – special price

For the end we have left the most interesting house for sale at the same location with 2 times more space. With 6 bedroom and 3 bathrooms with floor and central heating, toilet, double garage and a big yard it ideal for small families who are looking for their new home. All with satellite and cable TV. Internet and even a fireplace this house is sold fully furnished as well as unfurnished.

Contact us and we will find the apartment for any taste!

How to prepare your property to rent it to an embassy?

In a real estate industry it is always the most complicated to rent big, spacious houses and villas, as they usually cost a lot of money and the average, ordinary family usually doesn’t need that much space and probably won’t pay bigger sum of money just to enjoy in their luxury. But if you have this kind of property and you are looking for a tenant then maybe you should search it among business class and diplomatic representatives, as they will definitely need more space and best equipped properties. Before you rent it you should know what are the demands of these clients, so that you can get a best price for it.

Embassies are usually in a big and spacious buildings with attractive design usually equipped in a certain style that draw a lot of attention.

Diplomatic representatives and usually have special demands for extra parking place, basement and security standards so it is not a bad idea to try to focus on these when preparing your property to rent for a foreign embassy or international companies for their seat in Belgrade. It concerns security gate or even a wall, with goodposition to overlook all the entrances.

Good location is also one of the top priorities for all the embassies. It doesn’t have to be in the city center however it has to be in a calm neighborhood with  a good connections with other parts of a city. For their residences diplomacy cores usually choose the most beautiful quarts, that are clean and surrounded with green areas. These are usually the most prestigious quarts with other luxury villas in the neighborhood.

Building should be spacious with a lot of small rooms, wide balcony is a must, as well as the big hall for diplomatic cocktails and dinners. These properties should have big windows with a lot of lights and big nice arranged garden is just a plus that will definitely help that you property become diplomatic residence or embassy for many foreign representatives that are staying in Belgrade.

5 the most important renters´ rights

No matter the type of rent somehow landlord always wants to overlook the tenants in their apartments, although  those who are renting apartment have their right on privacy, as they are paying for it. In order to keep both sides happy it is important to include both tenant and tenants’ right in a lease agreement, however this is not always easy thing to do since the landlord-tenants law varies from state to state.

However, there are 5  key renters’ rights that are the same in every country.

1.       No matter where you rent apartment landlord is the one that do all repairs in apartment and take these costs. These repairs can make tenants, however the cost should be reimbursed through monthly rent or in cash. For every case note this in the lease, as well as the period these repairs should be done.

2.       Every landlord is supposed to let know the tenant if entering the apartment, if possible at least 24 hours before. However, these visits should be really minimum and just in case of an emergency or due to repairs.

3.       You are not allowed to rent the apartment to the third party; however the landlord is not allowed to overlook the number of guest you are receiving as well as when you are leaving or entering apartment.  You are not paying just the apartment but your privacy. This is maybe the most important tenants’ right.

4.       Your landlord may tell you the thing that bothers him, however you are the one to decide if you will respect it or not. In any case he is not allowed to change the locks and things in apartment without any notice,  as well as to visit the apartment while you are not home.

5.       Almost every landlord is asking for the security deposit that is usually not higher than a monthly rent; however have in mind that security deposit is returned within two to four weeks after the tenant has notified the landlord about moving out, and is not refundable just in case of physical damages or not paying the bills. In any other case you should get your security deposit back until the last penny. In a case that you are not entering the new apartment yours is to take a look, to take a photo and to make the list of stuff and damages and to give it to the landlord. In case if you forget to do it, don’t be surprised if you have to pay for some damage that you didn’t make.

10 useful things to know before moving to Belgrade

Moving to a new environment can be pretty stressful experience why is more than wise to get as much information as possible about new city, habits the way of living and it’s atmosphere. We bring a short list of top 10 things that are good to know before coming to live in Belgrade.

1.       Belgrade is famous about great hospitality and leisureliness, and this thing fascinates majority of tourists, however when it comes to living here, this kind of living style can irritate all who are coming from other culture.

2.       Leisure living style have influenced to public and business sphere, so be ready for waiting more than you have get used to no matter if it is waiting in a row in a bank or hospital or for your business partners to start the meeting.

3.       With a plenty of cars it is not always a pleasure to drive through Belgrade, but although the public buses are not so good equipped and in the best conditions public transportation has extensive network so it is good alternative for driving by your own from one part of city to another every day.

4.       The most popular neighborhoods in Belgrade are Vračar, Senjak, Dedinje, Novi Beograd and Stari Grad and you can find one of the most beautiful and the most luxurious apartments and houses with astonishing architecture.

Here are some of our suggestions of the best apartments in the most famous neighborhood in Belgrade

5.       Prices of a square meter varies from 900 until 3000 euros in the most prestigious areas, but in comparison with previous years prices are falling down especially for large apartments and the most luxury real estates which makes him one of the cheapest cities in the region when it comes to buying your own property.

6.       When it comes to security issue things have changed in a comparison with nineties when Belgrade was one of the top risky places to live in whole Europe.

7.       Climate is wonderful. Belgrade has a mixture of subtropical and continental climate with four different seasons and it means a lot of sun and not many rain, however temperatures are not so high in summer and not so low during the winter.

8.       Is a real world cosmopolitan metropolis with many business opportunities, a lot of foreigners that are coming every day, big cultural events and entertainment activities to have fun and get relaxed in your spear time. It is famous about great parties and good nightlife.

9.       Working hours of majority of stores are during whole day from 8-20h, in most of the cases even on Saturdays. Working week last for 5 days and working hours are mainly from 9-17h.

10.   Although this is not the case in many other countries tap water is safe to drink. Lime scale is a bit higher however not dangerous so you have to buy water for drinking or cooking.

 

New fall in prices for large apartments and properties bigger than 300 sqm

Global economic crisis that had befallen the world few years ago, still influence the fall in real estate prices and in accordance with international and European trends the same variations in prices are recorded in domestic Belgrade real estate’s market as well.

Regardless the economic standard, prices of a square meter in Belgrade are not different from other capitals in the region.  Just few years ago apartments at exclusive locations in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Podgorica and Belgrade had cost over 2,500 euros per square meter, but today these apartments in the same locations sell at significantly lower prices. For last few years in the region it is estimated overall decline in prices for 30-40% and real estate agents testify that these luxury apartments in prime locations in Belgrade today cannot sell for more than 2,000 euros per square meter.

As the government has recently announced new tax policy that will increase utilities for about 300%, next surprise in the local real estate market could be decline in prices for big houses and apartments bigger than 300 square meters.

Jump of taxes and costs of living in these big properties will surely influence directly at the offer of these properties at the market, what can make a serious problem as they have been very hard to sell for a while, and this can be an extra hit for those who want to get rid of them. If owners want to sell them as soon as possible, they will be forced to offer the price that is far from the true value and the money invested this real estate.

Though, this is not so bad news for all of you that are thinking of buying a new house or apartment. If you are patient enough to wait few months more, for the money you have prepared for buying a property of average size somewhere on periphery of Belgrade you could get a big house with a garden in one of the most elite parts of Belgrade. Therefore, we recommend that you wait a bit more, especially if you are not in hurry to buy your new property.

When is right time to rent an apartment?

If you are moving out from your old apartment into new one you should know that it would be much easier and cheaper for you to start with the rent at the beginning of the month then to do it in the second half of the month or in the middle.

It is not always easy to get new short-term accommodation if your rent begins in the middle of the month, especially if you are moving out the previous apartment and you don’t have any apartment to stay while looking for a new one.  Starting rental period at the beginning of the month is better solutions for tenants at least for three reasons.

1.       As we usually pay a rent on a monthly basis, it is much easier to manage the rents as we pay a rent for a following month on the first of every month. Even when you decide to move out it is more than clear that you will have paid the rent for a whole month and it means until the last day in following month.

2.        The possibility for misunderstanding is a minimum even when it comes to paying bills for electricity, gas, water and other house hold utilities. They are usually calculated on a monthly basis as well, so you won’t have to pay something that you haven’t used, just because this is the last bill while you were in the apartment.

3.       In property business exists ‘’prorated rent’’ that refers to a rent proportionally calculated for period that you have spent in some apartment, and that is less than a month.  However, this ‘’prorated rent’’ is usually based on internal agreement between tenant and landlord, and basically depends on a will of landlord whether he is ready to let you stay longer than it was arranged. However stay prepared even to pay a rent for whole month in case that you jump in new month for just a few days.

 

 

Buy the most luxurious house in Vračar

Mentor real estate agency if famous about its tradition of renting and selling the best carefully chosen properties that are recognizable about its quality and modern architecture. All these years we were searching for the best properties in the most élite neighborhoods in Belgrade and this time we come with the top 3 the most luxurious houses in Vračar.

Although the smallest Belgrade municipality, Vračar has the biggest number of inhabitants, due to great location and connections with city center and other parts of Belgrade. That is why it is still very hard to find free and specious property. Apartments and houses are rented here through night and this is one of the additional reasons why Vračar is still one of the most expensive parts in Belgrade.

But, for their clients Mentor real estate still has great offers when it comes to buying and renting villa/house/apartment in Vračar.

Modern Vracar penthouse at 170sqm for sale

Currently available is 170 sqm penthouse house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, wonderful terrace with astonishing view. This beautiful house is located in the center of Vracar and has central city heating and central air conditioner, their own garage place, satellite tv, cable tv, internet. You will be able to enjoy in this apartment for unbelievable price of 425.000€.

Luxury apartment in Vracar with fireplace

This luxury apartment has everything you may dream about, in less then 200 sqm. This luxury apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and guest toilet, beautiful fireplace, even a separate laundry and garage for your vehicles. The apartment is sold with furniture and fully equipped, so you can start your living routine right after you sign the contract. Price for this house is  510 000€, however there are enough place for negotiation if you are interested to make this house your own home.

House in Vracar at 108 sqm for extra price

We leave the best for the end and offer not that big but very good structured home in 108 sqm with three rooms and two bathrooms. The house has installed central heating, fully furnished kitchen, terrace and their own garage. The price is the last and the best surprise, as this house can be yours for just 108 000€.

 

 

How to rent a property in 5 simple steps?

Offer at real estate market has never been richer and with the expansion of the Internet and other new technologies property bases have become available to every single Internet user. However, still finding a right property to rent is pretty stressful job and to make it easier we bring few simple advises.

Decide where you would like to live – If you are not sure where exactly you would like to live this can bring you a plenty of problems. The first one is too big offer. In order to narrow the choice of properties we advise to decide the place where you would like to live and when making this decision have in mind how far is it from work, what are transportation connections that are offered but also what is the structure of your neighborhood.

Rethink how much space it will be enough for you and your family.  Space and location will influence the price range you will need to pay, however you should be also aware how much money you will be able to single out for a monthly rent.

Just after you have answers to these questions you are ready to go to a next step and this is to call real estate agent.

Read 10 reasons why to contact real estate agent.

Real estate agent will make a short list of the properties toward your top criteria that we already have mentioned. You will take a look of photos but we recommend visiting these properties that you like the most and ask your real estate agent everything you are interested in with this property.

Read the list of questions to ask on first viewing of house.

If you have made top 3 of your favorite properties, we suggest taking a look them once more so you can be sure when making the last renting decision.

Once you have made your last decision there is just one more step before moving into it. This is signing the agreement. This is the most important part that protects your rights and responsibilities as new tenant of the house. In here you should be precise with the monthly rent, the date when you should pay it, as well as the mean of payment.

Read more about the real estate contract and reasons why you should sign it when getting new property.

 

5 Factors that influence final price of the property

When we analyze property prices at the market we usually compare them with other comparable properties, but prices are formed thanks to several main factors. One of the most significant are trends at the international market and interest rates, especially in the time of big economic upside downs, however in other smaller and frequent changes at the local market usually are involved some other factors:

  1. Current offer at the local real estate market – The bigger the offer of comparable properties at the local real estate markets it is the more probable to rent or buy your property for a lower price.  Prices may jump in a case that demand of properties becomes higher than the available selling or renting capacities, but this is not so frequent situation in property business.
  2. Added value of specific property – Except the usual features that goes with every property, properties may have some extra features such as extra space inside and outside of the building, as well as some luxurious elements, swimming pool, sport area, sauna.  Here, we count even the future prospects for chosen place and its surrounding.  Big, as well as small investments and developments in the nearest surrounding can have big influence on a price, so we recommend both to buyers, as well as the sellers to pay special attention to this aspect.
  3. Preparation and presentation of the property – You can definitely expect to earn more if you make small investments in property that you sell or rent, as in this way all the short comings will stay hided. Small tricks such as painting, cleaning, changing some of the old work wood or a new gate in the yard will improve the first impression and the final price as well.
  4. Good location – Good location is one of the best trumps for every property. The price will be higher if property is somewhere near the city center, however you can ask for a good price even if connections are good or there are some of interesting contents, shopping malls or big green areas somewhere near.
  5. Additional investment – No matter how high is the price of the property you can ask even bigger price if there is enough space for new investments within the property. Everyone is prepared to pay bigger sum of money for something that will gain in price with next few years.

Nice Real Estate luxury apartments to enjoy every moment

If you are that kind of person that spends a lot of time in their living space and if you look for modern and spacey accommodation, but still unique, functional and not overestimated we recommend top three special apartment offers from the current Real-estate property basis.

Fully furnished new luxury apartment in Vračar

If you prefer modern minimalist style with a lot of space and not so much furniture we recommend the luxury apartment in Vračar on 165sqm. This specious apartment is located in one of the most popular Belgrade neighborhood and it is fully furnished following the latest design trends. Apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, garage and central city heating. For 1900 € per month you will get comfortable and fully furnished apartment where you can relax and enjoy. As rooms are separated and isolated one from another this apartment is perfect for small families as they can still have their own privacy.

Modern artistic luxury apartment in New Belgrade

In a case that you are more artistic soul and you look for more individual place to live we suggest interesting apartment in New Belgrade.  This luxury apartment is one of the most beautiful apartments in our offer. Combination of colors and unique artistic details gives the apartment stunning look that you will fall into. This is single room apartment, however big enough to get all the comfort. In 100 sqm there are one bedroom, bathroom with jacuzzi, separate toilet and big terrace. It is fully furnished and has already installed central city heating, satellite TV, cable system and Internet. Apartment has its own garage and whole monthly rent is 1100€.

Romantic luxury apartment in Stari grad with fireplace and sauna

In Stari grad, the heart of Belgrade, we offer you furnished or unfurnished 100 sqm new apartment, especially interesting for those who like fireplaces. Beside two bedrooms and one bathroom this apartment has big terrace, big wardrobe and its own sauna.  For a monthly rent of 1200€ you will get already installed central city heating, air conditioners and satellite, cable TV and Internet system.

For more prestigious and luxurious properties check our current property base 

How technologies and Internet influence real estate business?

As in every other sphere rise of technology and the Internet is changing real estate in many aspects too. Real estate agencies are aware that thankful to all present Internet technology customers are becoming more educated why they have to develop complete different approach to property buyers in the sale process.

Due to this trend customers are better informed and as that more demanding, especially when it comes to prices and sale and rent conditions. Social networks are becoming the most popular channel for these activities. There people can get here many useful information regarding the properties, they can express their impressions and opinions publicly and to even to publishtheir own buying or selling posts.

Property information is available all over the Web in different forms from YouTube videos,  blog posts, advertisements in different web pages and online property basis. All of mentioned have made changes even when it comes to the role of real estate agents in today real estate business.

Real estate agents are not any more someone who will give you the list with your potential estates, but more to advise you for certain buys and help you with property documentation. In the range of different online property information, you will definitely need someone to filter it out for yourself; however your dream house or office space you will better find alone as you have at the Internet all the insight to different property and certainly more time to devote the search then real estate agents have.

But, then you will take a risk of bad investment all alone. Although more educated and with better resources serious clients that want to make good property buywill still decide to get their own real estate representative. No matter of the rise of technology and Internet this is still the saftest and the smartest way if you want to cut the risks of different factors that might appear while choosing or buying your new property, such as loosing a lot of your time, paying extra costs and taking a risk to get into new buying adventure very soon due to very bad choice.

What to ask on the second and third viewing of the house?

If we have helped you to make the shortest list of your top favorite properties, now is the time to cut this list and to make the last choice. This time we come with the most common questions that you should ask when viewing your property for the second and third time before deciding which one to buy.

Most probably you will decide for the property that you wouldn’t have to invest a lot, and we suggest to check more the overall conditions of the building. Much about it you can see, but still there are few more things you should find out from previous owner or a rent agent.

Check and ask:

  • Is there any need for additional repairs?
  • How good are roof, isolation, electricity and other installation? Is there any need for changing them soon?
  • How far is the nearest junk yard and is there some of contaminants in the property?
  • In case that you plan to build something more in the yard or at the building check if the property poses the all construction permits and what is the maximum that you can throw out.

In order to be sure that you are paying the right price for a property go and check the other houses on sale in a neighborhood, however try to be realistic enough and before put on paper everything that you get with the price of your house.

With your agent check once more from when on is the house available. Before signing the agreement check again the status of the property and all previous ownership lists, so that you avoid any further complications with registering the property at your name.

Once you have finished with buying procedure we suggest stop looking any other property, as most probably you will come to some offer that may make you regret for not looking more. Even in this case
there is no need for regrets because you can always sell this house for another one. Don’t forget every house find its buyer!

What to ask when buying a house?

It is well known that the most of people are learning from their own mistakes, but when buying a house you should probably try to listen the advices from other people in order to escape this kind of experience that can cost a lot.

No matter you are buying your house on your own or you have engaged real estate agency, there is a list of questions that we advise you to ask before making the final choice and signing buying agreement. They will help you to make a right choice, but also to escape bigger costs with later renovation and repairs.

First of all wonder yourself:

  • What are your motives to buy a house?
  • Is this right time of buying it?
  • How big it should be?
  • Where would you like to live?
  • What are top 5 priorities for your new house in case that you have to choose among buildings that don’t satisfy all your criteria?
  • What is the biggest amount of money you are ready to pay for your new property?
  • And in what cases you will pay more?

Once you have these answers you are ready to go viewing potential properties. When you are there, we suggest finding out:

  • When the property was built?
  • Does it need some repairs and in what conditions are power line, sewerage system and water supply?
  • Why does the previous owner sell the property?
  • Ask more about the surrounding, where is the closest school/market/bus station?
  • Is somewhere near bigger green area?
  • How is the neighborhood? Is there a lot of noise and how high is the criminal rate?
  • Is there some development plan for future in the area you are viewing the property?
  • How high are running costs and other cost of living (gas, water, electricity etc.)?
  • Is it allowed to build something more around the property and on within it?
  • Does it have all other permissions?

At the end you should also find out the price and the availability date as this will influence probably the most at your final buying decision. We hope these questions will help you to make the right choice.

Good luck!

Rent the best office space in Belgrade

With every year, more office space in offered in Belgrade, but there is a slight difference of the type of the space clients look for lately. Previous years the most of the clients rented office space in big business quarts, however more of them are renting bigger empty apartments for business purposes.

Still the most popular business location is New Belgrade, so the most of companies are moving out the city center to this part of the city due to the it’s wideness and enough parking space. When looking for the right business space all the clients have more or less the same demands and the accent is on the good connections with other part of the city, office disposition, enough parking space and good Internet connections.

Although in the last years there have been build more than 250 000 km2 of office space all around Belgrade, prices are still very high. Prices vary from 3 euros to 25 euros per m2, and even higher in elite business complexes such as Ušće, whereas for a monthly rent of 200 m2 office space you should single out up to 5500 euros.

Generally the most expensive is New Belgrade and small companies have very big problem to find proper office space for a decent prices. That is why Mentor Real Estate came out with the most favorable offers of the office space houses that are not far away from city center. In the quite neighborhoods and within spacious buildings, for the same amount of money you will find even bigger property and with better conditions for your employees.

For the most 10 euros per m2 you will get the most modern, empty and fully equipped office space, with your own parking space in the most luxurious parts of Belgrade.

Check out the best Mentor Real Estate office space offers.

10 reasons to call Mentor Real Estate agents

It is not always easy to find the most reliable and the most devoted real estate agents. Part these qualities you should insist on their efficiency and experience too, but these are not only qualities you should look for. The more qualities they have, the better service you will get.

For years now we have been carefully searching for the best qualified agents in property business and we are more than proud on a team that is able to guarantee you the best service and the best property offers all around Belgrade, no matter you are looking for a new apartment or the new office for your business.

If you have asked why you should choose Mentor Real Estate agents from thousands of others, we can single out at least 10 top reasons:

  1. Because our agents listen and respect all client’s needs.
  2. Because you can be sure that you will get the best property for the price you pay.
  3. Because our agents will devote to you 100%, until you find the property you were exactly looking for.
  4. Because they are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  5. Because you will get answers on your all questions.
  6. Because they take care about your budget.
  7. Because our property base is very carefully built, with the best quality properties.
  8. Because they will arrange and check all the property documentation.
  9. Because you can be sure all our properties are legally built and that they have all necessary permits.
  10. Because they will give you the best offer that you will be definitely satisfied.

Search the basis of our top properties chosen among hundreds of houses and apartments that are now in our property basis. We have the most luxuries properties in the most popular parts of Belgrade, and if you have some special wish about location and special characteristics of the property our agents will give their best to find it in the shortest period, even if such a building is not already in our basis.

How to find the best property for your business?

Finding a perfect property for your business is usually demanding task that can take you even few months.

As with every other property it is important to clear what exactly you need and how much money do you want to single out in this purpose. Regardless the budget there are few criteria that every business place has to satisfy and we are bringing some of them.

The first and most important thing is to find spacious and good structured business place that will fit the size of the business and the number of employees in your company. You should have a lot of light and a lot of space to place all the furniture and additional equipment.

Good, easy accessible location, near station for public transportation would be useful, equally for your employees as well as for future clients. Due to transportation your new office should have enough parking place for your employees and clients or you should look for a building that is near public parking.

It doesn’t have to be in the city center; however you shouldn’t look for the office place at the outermost suburbs of the town. Having office at the suburbs may cut your costs for a double but you need to have in mind that the most of your employees will come to job every day and even clients won’t be thrilled with this idea.

Good location includes food places nearby, bank or cashier, as well as some coffee shop and market. Pretty much the same as other properties your office building needs to be located in calm and safe place, because of your clients and employees. If getting the office in business quart than check what are the companies in the neighborhood, what services do they cover and how much noise they make during day.

Once you have found right property don’t forget to make all additional checking concerning the structure of building, permits, insurance and security, as once you move it will be too late and too expensive to deal with this.

In case that you don’t have so much time to search for office property, we suggest you to take professional help of one of our agents, as your decision will defiantly affect more people.

That’s why take enough time and look very carefully!

5 top places to live in Belgrade

Urban and fast-growing Belgrade is becoming one of the most attractive cities to live among all Europeans. Foreigners that come here particularly like its spirit and culture, and the one that are born in Belgrade simply cannot live without his streets, parks, coasts and strange combination of disorder and relaxing atmosphere. What are 5 top places to live in Belgrade?

And although every of 17 municipalities are special about something and have a lot of interesting to offer to their inhabitants, on the list of the top places for living in Belgrade the most of the people single out next five.

Stari grad – Everyone like to be in the center of happening. Sometimes it can be a devastating if having in mind big crowds and every day chaos in traffic. However, Stari grad has all of that but it is not irritating at all. Stari grad is your perfect combination of old and modern in one place, for the ones that enjoy in the old down town atmosphere but equally addicted to modern living habits. In your  neighborhood you can enjoy in medieval Kalemegdan, bohemian quart Skadarlija, as well as the best stores with the world’s famous brands and top restaurants, cafes and night clubs.

Novi Beograd is new, modern and urbanized part of the city that lies between Sava and Danube rivers surrounded with one of the most beautiful promenades for all of you that enjoy long walks or romantic moments on a bench next to the water. New Belgrade is fast growing part of a city, divided into blocks consisting mainly from high buildings, that has everything you need for calm family life, with wide choice of after job activates, as well as for the exciting Saturday evening out. Except for the biggest shopping malls, this part of Belgrade is very famous about many nightclubs housed on both rivers that still guarantee the best parties in a region.

Vračar is the second from three central Belgrade municipalizes is famous about narrow crossed streets and one of the biggest and the most beautiful temple at the Balkans – Saint Sava Temple. Here is located one of the most famous markets in Belgrade, Kalenić market, as well as, Flower square with plenty of beautiful buildings and old small houses.

Senjak and Dedinje are famous about its villas and luxury houses. Located on a few kilometers out of city center they became particularly popular among higher class and considered to be the wealthiest neighborhoods in Belgrade. For all of you that like to enjoy in peace, surrounded with greens these are perfect quarts to look a new property.

10 October 2012, Mentor Real Estate find new residence for German Embassy Belgrade, Serbia

 

July 7, 2012 United States Department of State contact Mentor Real Estate

19.06.2012 International Monetary Fund contact Mentor Real Estate for finding a new residence…